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Please be advised the DHS Main Offices will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, August 4th and 5th for staff training.  
Our offices will re-open Wednesday, August 6th at 8:00 a.m.
Thank you!

Click here to view First Day of School Schedule / Activities.

Please click the links below for the 2014-15 Academic Calendar and Bell Schedule.

2014-15 Academic Calendar                                2014-15 Bell Schedule

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ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES  -  RED / WHITE CARDS
The Athletics/Activities Office will re-open on July 29th and  begin accepting paperwork and participation fees to issue red/ white cards July 29 through August 1, and  August 6 – August 8.     Please bring the required paperwork to the athletic office BEFORE AUGUST 11 (August 4 for Boys Golf) to receive your red/white card.   ***Specific information and required forms can be found under the "Extracurricular" tab at the top of this wepage.***  (Required Physical Forms are under "Athletics")

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We will be open through the summer with the following hours:
June 1 - July 31:

Monday through Thursday:  8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Main Line:  (970) 259-1630 
Fax:  (970) 385-1493
General Information:    x 2322
School Based Health Center:  x 2107 or (970) 375-3832
(Click here for SBHC summer hours)
Athletics/Activities Office (closed through July 27):   x 2302

Have a great summer!

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Durango School District 9‐R and local and regional emergency first responders, including law enforcement, emergency management services, Durango Fire Protection District, area hospitals, and victim advocates, will be conducting a live, full-scale exercise mimicking the scenario of an active shooter in a school.  This exercise will test all emergency agencies’ systems of preparedness, response, and recovery in response to a school crisis. 

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Many people may not know, but when you refer to Thespian, it is not some strange new-age band, but rather it is a humorous reference to an actor or actress, or as Webster puts it, “of or relating to drama and the theater”.  Now that we are on the same page, our very own DHS Thespians took on the state competition in December 2013.  They performed so well, they earned a coveted spot at the national competition in Lincoln, Nebraska, where no less than 600 s

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Demons
  • Colors: Red and White
  • Students: 1060
  • Teachers: 92
  • Support Staff: 32

Our Mission

The mission of Durango High School, a community-based partnership, is to ensure each student develops the positive character attributes and academic excellence necessary to compete and contribute in the global community, by providing tailored, engaging, and relevant educational opportunities within a safe and healthy environment.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Leanne Garcia
  • School Phone: (970) 259-1630
  • School Fax: (970) 385-1493
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